See the semi-circle in the line of umbrellas and beach chairs? We sweet-talked the attendant into arranging them for us this way so we could all engage socially as a group. These are just the adults' chairs. We brought our own from home for the kids.
You know the old saying, "I need a vacation to recover from my vacation,"? Yeah, that's where I'm living right about now.
Vacations are always worth it, but, depending on your family dynamic, they can tend to be a lot of work for one member of the household. As the "default parent", i.e. the one at home to run to the store for a protractor at bedtime, etc., I am the accountant, shopper (groceries and bathing suits), cook, organizer, maid, animal-husbandress, laundress and medical consultant. These titles are all self-bestowed but pretty much touch on what I'm doing all day. This is all plenty to fill all the hours of my day (except blogging, which serves as therapy!) during everyday circumstances. Adding the additional planning for- and cleaning up after- a vacation is enough to overwhelm, to say the least.
So, still plowing through piles of mail, bills, laundry and dust, I'll take a moment to share a couple more photos which fell through the cracks.
Here is a glimpse, finally, of my short haircut. It's not usually so windblown as in this beachy pic, but that is what I like about it -- windblown or not, it doesn't matter! I LOVE effortless! I was trying to change my profile photo for this more current one, but I haven't yet figured it out and don't have the time right now.
Back home again, I made another kale salad from the beautiful savoy kale appearing at the top of the blog. It was another rubbed salad with lemon, olive oil, avocado and artichoke hearts. I had the salad with a sweet potato and my beach salsa (yes, it made it all the way home without spilling!)
That's about it for this installment of "Odds -n- Ends" Back to the laundry/bill-paying/unpacking.